Why modern American Idol Winners Don’t chart anymore?
Kelly Clarkson celebrates the 20th anniversary of her victory on American Idol. She has sold 25 million albums and almost 25 million singles since her victory in 2002. Kelly Clarkson undoubtedly had the advantage of being the first winner, but being first doesn’t always guarantee success. Cristina Grimmie didn’t even win her Season of the Voice. She had more impact than the first 3 winners of the show that killed American Idol before its revival.
Some winners managed to be mainstream like Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Fantasia Barino, and David Cook.
Then there are ones with modest success like Scotty McCreery and Philip Philips. Then there runner ups and finalists who are more successful than the winners. The winners I didn’t mention fall off the map.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson)...